• Trip introduction

    The Harishchandragad trek is a popular weekend trek for adventure junkies looking for a nature-rich experience of the Sahyadri mountains. However, this itinerary of the trek ignores the popular route and takes you on an offbeat adventure via the iconic Nali-chi Vaat route. Not for the faint-hearted, this route tests your skills with difficult inclines, narrow trails, rocky sections and deep valleys. With scenic views of the terrain, you'll be climbing over large boulders and gaining altitude over a challenging route. Once you reach the fort, you'll explore the ancient ruins, climb the Taramati peak, visit the Ganesh Caves and camp around an evening bonfire.


    An ancient hill fort overlooking the Konkan region of Maharashtra, the fort of Harishchandragad in a popular destination for trekkers seeking a challenge. The fort is perched atop towering mountains that are layered by the overgrown forests in the Harishchandragad Kalsubai Wildlife Sanctuary. The highlight of the trek is the Taramati peak, which offers sweeping views of the landscape, and the Konkankada, a great camping destination with picturesque views for amazing photos.

    Destination highlights

    Sign up for a difficult trek near Mumbai. | Climb up to Harishchandragad via the offbeat Nali-chi Vaat route. | Catch a gorgeous sunrise view from the Taramati peak. | Explore trails in the Harishchandragad Kalsubai Wildlife Sanctuary. | Sleep in tents pitched with gorgeous mountain views.

    Activity Details




    12 km

    10 hrs

    6 km

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Harishchandragad trek: Depart from Mumbai

    Arrive at the Kalyan railway station and meet your fellow travellers. From here, you'll board a bus to travel to Murbad. A 1-hr bus journey later, you'll travel to the base village of the trek, Balipada, in a private jeep. Overnight in transit.

    Overnight in transit

    Pick-up time is at 22:20 hrs from the Kalyan railway station. No meals are included in today's package, so you'll want to have dinner before reporting to the pick-up point. You'll spend the night in transit travelling to the base village.

    Day 1 Milestone



    22:20 PM


    No meals are provided today

    Day 2 of the Harishchandragad trek: Trek to Harishchandragad Fort
    Day 3 of the Harishchandragad trek: Return to Mumbai
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations more than 6 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made 4-6 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made 2-3 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: 30% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 2 days before departure of the Harishchandragad trek: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

    Please carry your own blankets and bed sheets for use during overnight stay in tents.

    Travellers are required to follow instructions of the trip leader during the Harishchandragad trek.

    Consumption of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products like cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trip.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to arrive at the meeting point on time. Delay in arriving at the meeting point may lead to missing the trip, without any refund.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Harishchandragad to maximize the safety of travellers as well as staff. Costs arising due to such changes in the itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    Photographs taken by the tour operator during the trip may be published online for publicity purposes
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  • Includes / Excludes


    • Travel arrangements from Kalyan-Kalyan in a bus and private jeep

    • Accommodation for 1 night in tents on a twin/triple-sharing basis
    • All vegetarian meals from breakfast on day 2 to lunch on day 3
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any
    • Services of a trek leader and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes


    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Kalyan

    • Any blankets or pillows inside the tents
    • Costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Warm jacket
    • Full-sleeved t-shirts/shirts
    • Track pants or hiking shorts
    • Extra pair of dry clothes
    • Trekking shoes
    • Sun cap/hat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Slippers or sandals

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Private vehicle for transport from Kalyan-Kalyan
    • Technical and safety gear required for the trek, if any

    You need to get

    • Daypack
    • Bed sheets and pillows or sleeping bags
    • Water bottle (3+ litres)
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera
    • Torch (with batteries)
    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Hat/cap

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.